Al is a retired geologist, with a BS from the University of Wyoming and MS from Utah State University. He worked for several years in the petroleum industry and spent many years as an educator teaching geology, physics, and chemistry at every level from middle school to university and adult ed.
He and his wife (a retired biology teacher) discovered the beauty of the Willamette Valley and moved here from Utah. They own a small ranch in the hills west of Junction City, and are currently involved in a rehabilitation project with that. They are thrilled to call Oregon home and enjoy exploring and experiencing all the great things the Beaver State has to offer!
Al believes soil and water are two of our most important resources, and is excited to bring his enthusiasm and experience to UWSWCD. Whether for commercial benefit or conservation, he is interested in working with landowners to enhance the quality of their land and water for the benefit and enjoyment of all. He is a great addition to the Board and District.